This BETA Site is under construction & currently NOT accepting memberships. 3/18/2020
A subsidiary of the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC, The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience is a one stop space designed for creative entrepreneurs. When (DE-FI) first launched, they were told that Fashion has no place here in Dayton and that people here don't "look" like that or "dress" like that.
Since 2013, members of (DE-FI) along with other members of the local fashion community have worked to prove them wrong by promoting the talent in our city. As a result of these advocates, we are now poised to not only become the Fashion Capital of the Midwest but to open the first ever multi-disciplinary Design & Fashion Coworking space.
For the local fashion and design community, creativity and passion have never been our challenges; the largest challenges faced include:
All of which have prevented many people from even exploring their dreams.
This multi-disciplinary facility consisting a boutique and co-working space that includes:
As a member, you will be integral to what The House of (DE-FI)ance does, for you and for others. We are committed to providing support for members and their growing businesses and networks by fostering an exclusive collective of like-minded individuals and hosting specialized professionals in regular workshops, gatherings, and social events. As fashion and design creatives, we’re only as good as our network, The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience is designed to help deliver the most for you and your business.
A few of the features that will really make The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience stand out in a crowd:
A few of the benefits members receive as part of their membership:
A business hub created by and for fashion and design entrepreneurs. From finance workshops for startups to sewing labs, to photography studios, to everyday workspace and everything in between. Every aspect of the fashion industry will be in one synergistic place where design and fashion professionals and entrepreneurs can work and prosper together.
The work that has been done over the past 6 1/2 years by (DE-FI) has all been voluntary. An initial goal of raising $50,000 to cover startup cost has been established. Please consider donating to our crowdfunding campaign via iFundWomen. The hunt is on for the perfect space for The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience